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New Analysis of Old Data: A Paradox to the Diet-Heart Hypothesis?

In All, General, Nutrition, Research Brief by Keri Szejda

A research brief on “Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis: Analysis of recovered data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73),” a peer-reviewed article published in the journal, The BMJ. Background The well-accepted “diet-heart hypothesis” predicts that replacing dietary saturated fat with unsaturated fat (specifically vegetable oils high in linoleic acid) reduces heart disease by decreasing serum cholesterol. Randomized-controlled trials have established …

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Are vegetarian diets really more harmful to the environment?

In All, Environment, Food Products, General, Nutrition by Andrew Maynard

Carnegie Mellon University had an eye-catching headline on its news feed this morning: The teaser linked to a press release that stated VEGETARIAN AND “HEALTHY” DIETS COULD BE MORE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT The press release was based on research just published by Michelle Tom and colleagues in the journal Environment, Systems and Decisions. It explained how, contrary to what you …